The Orioles will exercise Darren O’Day and Wei-Yin Chen’s options. But not Nick Hundley’s

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Some option news from the Batlimore Orioles. The Sun reports that the Orioles will exercise the options of reliever Darren O’Day ($4.25 million) and Wei-Yin Chen ($4.75 million) but will decline the option of Nick Hundley ($5 million).

Hundley is no surprise, as the O’s expect to get Matt Weiters back next season and will have Caleb Joseph in the fold. O’Day is a tad expensive for a reliever, but he is one of the best setup guys in baseball so it makes total sense that they want him back. Chen is an utter no-brainer, as his option is less than half of what other, comparable starters routinely get.

Jesus Luzardo beats Marlins in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pitcher Jesus Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million.

Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.

AL batting champion Luis Arraez, an All-Star infielder acquired by the Marlins from Minnesota last month, was awarded a $6.1 million salary on Thursday rather than the team’s $5 million figure.

Luzardo, a 25-year-old left-hander, was 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts last year, striking out 120 and walking 35 in 100 1/3 innings. He is 13-18 with a 3.59 ERA in 45 starts and 16 relief appearances over four big league seasons.

Luzardo made $715,000 last season and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He can become a free agent after the 2026 season.

Players have won two of three decisions this year, with about 20 more scheduled for hearings.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first decision this year on Wednesday, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday.